Best known for her eponymous label, Anamika Khanna is much revered in the industry. Her collection is an act of presenting India's rich craft encapsulated in global contours. Anamika's philosophy is about innovation with regards to the Indian style, while also keeping it extremely relevant to the modern world. For instance, the dhoti pant, commonly accredited to the brand, is now accepted as a modern high waist trouser worn with a dupatta or the Indian skirt. Another example is the pick up skirt where the silhouette is used within an Indian context. Anamika used soft fabrics with added drapes while clinching it to the waist for structure. Teamed up with kurtas and capes, boots and shirts gives a perfect example of modern relevance.

Seen as highbrow and sartorial in equal measure, Anamika has been reigning the crown of many firsts. From being the first Indian woman to showcase her collection in the Paris Fashion Week to being part of the Business of Fashion 500 list, Anamika is considered a role model to women in India.

Anamika Khanna is all about finding your own personal style and having the dream and vision to express them to the world around you.

At the official start of UK-India Year of Culture, Anamika was invited by the Queen of England and Duke of Edinburgh at the Buckingham Palace to grace the occasion. Reception at the palace was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well. Marking the close ties between the two nations, guests were invited from the world of sports, show-business, politics, fashion and the arts to be part of this occasion.
Anamika Khanna addressed the Indian Conference 2017 organized by Harvard Business School. She was invited as the Speaker at the Panel Discussion on "Leadership Challanges for Women in the VUCA World".
When time stood still.

This collection was dedicated to the ephemeral nature of time, to the luxury of it, treading to savour moments in totality.

The collection was ethereal yet strong, respecting shapes like the traditional sharara, however, modernizing them. The sari in a new form, oversized and structured coats, the skirt fuller, the waistlines higher. A simple marriage between then and now.
Hello! Hall of Fame Awards 2016 recently presented Anamika Khanna with Designer of the Year award for her unparalleled contribution to the realm of fashion.

The HELLO! Hall of Fame awards is considered as the nation's most prestigious personality-based awards. Each year they honour individuals from various walks of life who have achieved exceptional success through their hard work, dedication and innovation. The award ceremony is attended by the most renowned names from each industry.
Anamika Khanna was invited to the fourth edition of TEDx IIM Shillong to share her views on the theme 'Confluence in Conflict'.

She spoke about the constant conflict present between individual style and luxurious fashion. She enriched the discussion by sharing certain incidents where she got the best ideas in times of utmost distress . Her talk revolved around the perceptions of fashion and how a confluence can be achieved between global and Indian fashion.
Anamika Khanna put up an incredible fashion show for the promotion of Khadi, with cape-style jackets, fluid silhouettes and statement jewellery. The Gujarat State Khadi and Village Industries Board had organized this fashion show in collaboration with FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India) to promote Khadi under Narendra Modi's 'Made in India' campaign.
The second day of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015 coincided with the 69th year of Indian independence. The gala celebrations ended with glitz and glamour, celebrating the theme of "equality" through a spectacular fashion show by Anamika Khanna. This festival started a never seen before practice of adding an element of charity to it, where the proceedings from the fashion show went to Royal Children's Hospital as aid to those under treatment.
Anamika Khanna brought the curtains down at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 with stunning silhouettes in eclectic creations. The collection was a perfect blending of contrasts - 'sculpting' and 'de-sculpting', 'strong' and 'light', 'black' and 'bling'. The collection was much-admired by the industry and ET mentioned the show as "an intense fashion experience that left a lasting, mesmerizing impression on the audience with the ultra-glamorous beauty of the ensembles."
The Italian luxury player, Bvlgari made a comeback in India after a four year hiatus. Bvlgari teamed up with Anamika Khanna for their launch event. The setting for the evening was The Taj Palace, Delhi. Anamika Khanna's genius combined with Bvlgari's modern-age jewellery expertise, left the guests mesmerized.
The second day of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015 coincided with the 69th Indian Independence Day. The gala celebrations ended with glitz and glamour, celebrating theme of "equality" through a spectacular fashion show by Anamika Khanna and others, honouring the best of Indian cinema. 2015 festival started a never seen before practice of adding an element of charity to it, where the proceedings from the fashion show went to Royal Children's Hospital as aid to those under treatment.
Anamika Khanna wooed London for a cause! The designer helped raise a large sum in the London Fashion Fundraiser, where she showcased her collection during the inaugural Sparkle Gala. The audience was transfixed as the models walked in stunning ensembles between tables in absence of the ramp. The Akshay Patra Foundation received huge support through fundraisers where the involvement was in the spirit of helping malnourished children.
Wanting to give back to society, Anamika helped raise funds for the Tata Medical Centre in Kolkata. Her show was called "Falak ki Jhalak', which focused on raising money for under-privileged cancer patients.
Anamika Khanna made a statement at the Delhi Couture Week 2012, where she presented her collection off-site at the Evoluzione store. She was able to marry the rich Indian craft with a sensual style which was never seen before in India.
Anamika Khanna showcased her Lakme Summer/Resort 2011 with a marked androgynous touch. She stunned the audience by adding a sense of masculinity to an ethnic women's wear collection. 2011 saw Anamika Khanna win the Audi RITZ Icon Award, and the 'She' Award. She was also selected by 'India Today' as one of India's 25 most powerful women in 2011.
Anamika Khanna participated in the Indian Premier London Fashion Week, organised by Idea Weavers, aimed at seamlessly presenting Indian craftsmanship blended with western silhouette to the British-Asian community there. The same year she was honoured with the prestigious Bharat Nirmaan Award.
In 2009, Anamika Khanna had been invited to showcase her collection at the Lakme Grand Finale Fall Winter 2009 edition. She presented a bridal collection featuring modern silhouettes and flawless embroidery on Indian textiles.
Her collection at the HDIL Couture Week 2008 received critical acclaim, being hailed as "one of the best collections seen on the ramp". She was also a part of the Will's Lifestyle India Fashion Week Grand Finale AW 08 edition.

The FICCI Ladies Organization showed their reverence towards the designer by presenting her with the Woman of Substance Award 2008.
The year 2007 came with an invitation to showcase the brand at the Paris Fashion Week, the first by any female Indian designer.

The same year she was also presented with the Marudhar Gaurav Award 2007 from the Kolkata chapter of the Rajasthan Foundation.
After her successful international tryst, she was also featured in the 'Elle 50 Style Icons of the Year', 2006, Verve Power Issue. Other noteworthy mentions were in Verve Perennial Stylish people list, 'Hi Blitz 25 Most beautiful people' and '50 most Influential in the Femina Issue'! She was also presented with the FICCI Ladies Organization's Young Woman Achiever's Award 2006.
Following the success of her show at the Lakme India Fashion Week Grand Finale 2004, was an overwhelming response at the London Fashion Week 2005. Following which she got an exclusive contract with British major, Harrod's and coverage in magazines like Glamour (Paris), Vogue (October 2005, U.K), and Vogue Best Buy.

Back home, she wowed everyone with her collection presented at Will's Fashion Week titled 'The Botanist'. The year also witnessed her being nominated at the MTV Style Awards 2005 for the Designer of the Year.
In 2004, she became the first Indian designer to launch her international label 'Ana Mika' and start retailing globally. In the same year she was awarded with the Texcellence Award in the category of Outstanding Boutique and presented with the Export Council Award. MTV Lycra Style Awards 2004 presented her with the accolade of 'Designer of the Year' and at the F- Awards she was bestowed with the Designer of the Year (Women - Pret) title along with the Kingfisher Awards 2004.
In 2003, as part of Bridal Asia, Anamika was invited to Pakistan along with two other "fashion gurus" to showcase their exquisite bridal collection there. In fact it was the first time that Indian designers were provided with an opportunity to showcase their collections in Pakistan.
Self-taught in fashion designing, Anamika Khanna's rendezvous with style and fashion began by winning the Damania Fashion award in the year 1995, a prestigious Indian fashion design accolade. At a later stage, she was inducted into the Damania Fashion Hall of Fame.





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